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Jun 15, 2020

Newsletter | June 2020

    “Pages From Our Library’s Past” Mural Progress We’re nearing completion of our 30th mural. Here are photos of the top two shelves of books. Enjoy a close-up look!       A few stories from our Library’s History… When the hurricane of 1926 blew off part of the roof of the Masonic Temple (then …Read More
May 06, 2020

Newsletter | May 2020

    The Giving Challenge was a great Success! The very generous communities of Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee & DeSoto Counties along with The Patterson Foundation raised $18.4m for area organizations! Because of the generosity of our wonderful community and the anticipated match from The Patterson Foundation, we raised $9,800 towards our next project – the Historic Punta Gorda Army Airfield mural.     …Read More
Apr 16, 2020

Newsletter | April 2020

    “Pages From Our Library’s Past” Mural Progress Lots of progress at the mural. Here are a few photos.       What to see more? Go to our NEW Mural Society YouTube Channel & Subscribe All our videos are now in one place for you to enjoy!     Punta Gorda Mural Society YouTube Channel “PAINT…Read More
Apr 16, 2020

Giving Challenge Fundraiser – April 28-29 Noon – Noon

The Giving Challenge is an online 24-hour giving event that connects nonprofit organizations, like the Mural Society, with passionate donors to support causes and create enduring impact in our community. Every Individual Donation of $25-$100 will be DOUBLED by The Patterson Foundation. The Challenge starts at Noon on April 28th – Noon April 29th. Click Here to donate to the Mural Society.  All funds raised will go towards our next mural project to recreate the Historic Punta Gorda Army…Read More
Mar 09, 2020

Newsletter | March 2020

    “Pages From Our Library’s Past” Mural Progress Our artist, Skip Dyrda, is busy painting our 30th mural at the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library on Shreve Street. Stop by and say Hi! He is also creating small videos along the way.  Here’s his latest – take a look: https://youtu.be/jNrtQY7mqG0     “PAINTING THE TOWN” …Read More
Feb 09, 2020

Newsletter | February 2020

“PAINTING THE TOWN” Mural Book Celebration Presented by Copperfish Books 103 W. Marion Avenue Tuesday, February 11th 6-7pm Free Event Join us for a fun hour of Local Story Telling, Drinks & Desserts Call 941-205-2560 for Reservations     Our 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception A GREAT SUCCESS! Over 200 attended our celebration reception and silent auction on January 30th at the Visual Arts Center. …Read More
Jan 08, 2020

Newsletter | January 2020

  The Mural Society started 25 years ago this month. It was founder Dr. Bob Andrews’ dream to create public murals that capture our area’s rich history and the Society has been PAINTING THE TOWN ever since. Our heartfelt THANKS go out to you the Community for supporting us and making it possible for us to do this important work.     Original Mural Renderings are NOW on Exhibit  Own a Pi…Read More
Dec 27, 2019

25th Anniversary Mural Rendering Silent Auction & Reception – Jan 30th – 6pm

25 Years of Painting the Town Celebration & Auction The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society is celebrating 25 years of Painting the Town by partnering with the Visual Arts Center on a joint fundraising event on January 30th. 49 original framed mural renderings (dating back to the very first one painted in 1995) will be SOLD through silent auction. During the month of January the renderings are on exhibit in the Main Gallery at the Visual Arts Center (VAC), 210 Maud Street, Punta Gorda. To …Read More
Dec 05, 2019

Newsletter | December 2019

Get a Small Taste of our Local History Join Us for the Second Lecture in Our 1-Hour Local History Series “Punta Gorda’s Founder Isaac Trabue: The Untold Story” THIS THURSDAY, December 5th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda THE BOOKS ARE HERE! Our First Mural Book has been published, celebrating our 25th Anniversary. It’s filled with pictures of all the murals over the years, a little history and lots…Read More
Nov 20, 2019

Newsletter | November 2019

Library Mural FUNDRAISER SPONSOR a MURAL BOOK & Have Your Favorite Book Featured in the Library Mural Your Book’s Title will be painted on the spine of a shelved book in the mural $500 Donation Limited to only 25 Books – First Come First Serve Accepted Genres: (must be family-friendly) – Children or Youth Literature – Classic Novels set in Florida or Local History Books – Classic Literature To Sponsor a Mural Book: Complete this form & mail it in with…Read More